Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader / Edition 1

Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader / Edition 1

by Mamphela Ramphele
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558611665

ISBN-13: 9781558611665

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The

Across Boundaries is an autobiography that captures both a unique heart and a nation's history. Because Mamphela Ramphele began her life as a shy child born into the cage of apartheid - and gradually became an activist who helped set South Africa free -her personal story enlarges each reader's sense of possibilities. Because she was part of the Black

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Across Boundaries is an autobiography that captures both a unique heart and a nation's history. Because Mamphela Ramphele began her life as a shy child born into the cage of apartheid - and gradually became an activist who helped set South Africa free -her personal story enlarges each reader's sense of possibilities. Because she was part of the Black Consciousness Movement that linked the personal to the political, she teaches us that race, sex, and class are linked, and that enemies can only be defeated if we refuse to imitate them. . . . No matter where or how each of us lives, Across Boundaries gives us a rare leader who teaches us to teach ourselves.-Gloria Steinem

"Stunningly moving and inspiring."- Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Survival," writes Mamphela Ramphele, "is a stronger force than the fear of offending others." Born black and female in apartheid-ruled South Africa, Ramphele went on to become one of the most distinguished women on the African continent - a prominent activist, medical doctor, anthropologist, teacher, university leader, as well as a mother to two sons. Across Boundaries chronicles Ramphele's inspiring journey, and reveals the staggering personal losses that coexisted with her astonishing political and professional achievements. In addition to recounting the fascinating and often gripping events of her life, she describes the personal side of her experiences - her early struggles to maintain dignity and hope in a world that devalued both black people and women; her battles against despair, especially after the murder of her colleague and lover Steven Biko and the death of her third child in infancy; her mistakes and regrets as well as her triumphs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558611665
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Women Writing Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,389,481
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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